Anyway, know when I remembered that scene? When we jumped to this one: Tara's in her office and Jax comes in to ask how it went with Otto. "FREAKILY! OH MY GOD, SO FREAKILY!" Tara does not reply. She says instead, "It was just incredibly sad. He's just emotionally broken. The perfume crushed him. He was sobbing." Jax cringes in empathy. Not spoken between these two: What could happen to Tara if Jax went back inside -- or what it would take to break Jax like Otto's been broken. But! Tara thinks she got through to him, so that's a plus. Margaret comes into the office then to beam about how Abel's been released and Jax charmingly smiles his thanks at Margaret. Then the administrator drops a bomb: "I got a call from Karen Dunhill at Providence Hospital. Her Oregon team will be down at the conference. They want to know if you're available." Cue Jax looking up from the paperwork he's signing in utter surprise. Tara's equally shocked to discover that the offer from the Portland hospital is on the table. Margaret leaves and Jax asks, "The Oregon offer's still on the table?" Tara deflects, but Jax looks really thoughtful. Whether this is because he still holds out hope that Tara and the boys can break free of Charming or because he now (falsely) suspects Tara's making a Plan B without him remains to be seen.
Ooh, ooh! I just remembered another scene that is mysteriously missing from my iTMS version: Gemma and Nero go break into a mausoleum to lay Carla's ashes to rest and Nero prays for Carla. The whole thing makes Gemma ponder mortality, and the perks of spending the day with a man who is not alternately bullshitting her or beating her. She really wants to go all in on him -- but there's always her family to consider.
Bobby Elvis is in the clubhouse, pulling money out of the safe and Clay asks, "Skeeter's ash cash?" Nice one. There's a long, silent moment, then Clay asks, "Anything I should know, VP?" Bobby asks, "About?" "My future," Clay replies. "I don't know. You got something you want to share?" Bobby asks. "My conscience is clear," Clay says, and technically, he's not lying because he has no conscience, ergo nothing weighs on what doesn't exist. Clay then shifts gears: "Where do you think he ends up?" Bobby asks, "Jax? He's making good choices." Clay snorts, "Yeah. And the better they are, the more familiar they'll feel, and --" "He ain't you," Bobby says firmly. Clay self-righteously claims he is only thinking of the club and he certainly has no designs on the presidency. As Clay goes to leave, Bobby asks, "Is that why you set the nomads in motion?" Clay correctly notes that if Bobby's threat had any teeth, he wouldn't be making it as Clay was walking out the door. Bobby says, "I really hope you're as smart as you think you are. I am tired of burning friends." Clay says brightly, "Me too!" and leaves Bobby Elvis to his thoughts. You guys, it's only a matter of time before Clay makes a move on Bobby -- I can feel it. By season seven, the only biker left on this show that we'll recognize will be Filthy Phil; everyone else will be dead by each other's hands.